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Fat Dog Cafe & Bar

1161 Arawa St., Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
+64 7-347 7586
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (61 reviews)
“burger” (145 reviews)
“french toast” (28 reviews)
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American, Bar, Cafe, European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1161 Arawa St., Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 9, 2016

Visited the Fat Dog twice during our short stay in Rotorua with my husband and 2 young children. The menu was packed with delicious options and everything we ordered was delicious on both occasions. Fantastic coffee. Yum!! If this cafe was in my home town...More

Thank EmSanz
Reviewed August 8, 2016

The fat dog does serve nice food, however, after all the hype about the place and the amazing reviews I found it quite disappointing. The staff are attentive and well presented but a place like this you would expect them to offer more products and...More

Thank Dez1985
Reviewed August 7, 2016

One of the best breakfast we had during our trip in New Zealand! Big portion, tasty meal, home-made bread. Reasonable prices. Strongly recommended.

Thank Artur D
Reviewed August 7, 2016

Great food, loads of it, friendly staff and very laid back atmosphere. Hubby had fish and chips and I had BLT. Both big meals, beautifully fresh and filling.

Thank 4252loulou
Reviewed August 7, 2016

Food was excellent and the hot chocolates are the best I have had in a long time.We enjoyed the carrot cake so much went back the next day to have some more cake.Prices very good for the large helpings given. Will be back to try...More

Thank Holly5557
Reviewed August 3, 2016

I have eaten in the café several time while visiting Rotorua. I would highly recommended this café to any visitor's to Rotorua. Last visit I had the lamb shanks a good meal at a good price Value for money

Thank Wayne H
Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Was asked to visit here by our friends and we weren't let down. The burgers were amazing and they served "hot lemon, ginger and honey" (which is great on a cold day)

Thank dhanushka26
Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

This place has a relaxed ambience which is welcoming to both families and those wanting a more intimate meal. The menu is simple but yummy, with big portions too. Staff are friendly. Desserts are huge and delicious. I recommend the house salad.

Thank Ray S
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Visited here for brekky with hubby n friends as it was recommended. Certainly not disappointed in any way. The food was good value and very tasty. The place was full to bursting but the service was excellent. The cabinet food very varied and looked awesome....More

Thank Linda D
Reviewed July 29, 2016

I stopped at the Fat Dog yesterday for a quick meeting and had a hot chocolate. It was huge! And is one of the best hot chocolates I have had in a long time. Plenty of chocolate flavour which often is missing. And lots of...More

Thank Strickes
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Hello, have you any grabone vouchers available this month please. Two of us will be in Rotorua on Saturday 30 July and are looking for a great place to dine that night, preferably through a discount voucher if possible. Many thanks. Bye Di.
July 4, 2016|
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Response from OsteoG | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I'm not an owner. I reviewed the place. I'd probably contact them directly Di.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $17
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1161 Arawa St., Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-347 7586
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